Rattlers angling for second place

Thomas Garcia The (6-3, 1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will be competing for second place Friday in district 2 2A against rival Santa Rosa Lions. “These teams have been true for 13 years,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the rivalry began in 1999 when Tucumcari dropped down from 3A to 2A in the Lions’ [...]

Teen qualifies for horse show

QCS Staff Rebecca Alden, 16, of Tucumcari, a member of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team, is a qualifier for the 2011 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. Her American Quarter Horses Majors Robin Hood and Hott Flash will be competing in the Ford Youth World Show on Aug. [...]

4-Hers compete for district, state spots

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Brenda Bishop By Brenda Bishop Special to the Quay County Sun Fifty-two Quay County 4-Hers spent the week of June 1 competing in county 4-H contests that they have been studying for and practicing over the past few months. Cloverbuds are children under 9 and they do not compete but are allowed to try contests. [...]

Rodeo team likely regional champs

Kimberly Hanna After competing at the Northland Pioneer College Rodeo last weekend, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team is currently ranked first in the Grand Canyon Region. The women’s team also represented well, finishing in fourth place. C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach, said even with one more rodeo left for the season, the men’s [...]

4-H riders win steer riding buckles

Special to the QCS Five Quay County 4-Hers have been competing in a series of steer ridings held in conjunction with the Father’s Forge Church Tough Bull Riding Series.

Tucumcari hammer thrower fails to reach finals

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell failed to qualify for the medal round late Sunday night in Beijing.

Bowlers compete at state

By Robert Ciolli Three Mountain View bowling teams are competing this weekend at the New Mexico United States Bowling Congress (USBC) open tournament in Albuquerque. “We’re proud to finally have Tucumcari represented,” said Locos team captain Gerald Lucero. Held every other year in Albuquerque, the tournament is open to all USBC members. Featuring team, double [...]

05-09-08: Koch brothers are No. 1 and No. 2 in discus, Vow exchanged, birthday

Brothers competing…Tucumcari seniors, Tyler Koch and Taylor Koch, took first and second, respectively in the boys discus throw Class AA on Friday at the 2008 NMAA State Track & Field Championships held at the UNM Track & Field Complex. Vows exchanged…After four years together, Melissa Bellport and Armando Acosta were married on April 18 at [...]

Mesalands rodeo team scores its best ever

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The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team had the most successful weekend in the history of the rodeo program while competing at two college rodeos hosted by Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona March 8-9.

Rodeo Coach enjoys dual role in arena

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College Intercollegiate Rodeo Team has high hopes as it enters its second season in the Grand Canyon region competition under the direction of rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. Now, the team is competing in more home state events, six rodeos in new Mexico and four in Arizona [...]